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'Mary Kom' goes tax free in Uttar Pradesh

Recently 'Mardaani' and 'Katiyabaaz' were exempted from entertainment tax by the UP govt

'Katiyabaaz' tax free in Uttar Pradesh

Recently Rani Mukerji-starrer 'Mardaani' was also exempted from entertainment tax by the UP government

What went down at the 66th Primetime Emmys

After Breaking Bad, Modern Family and Sherlock were the second biggest winners of the night

The Emmys: Jim Parsons wins for Big Bang Theory, Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock

Modern Family received trophies for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

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A date with Mozart and British royalty

Mumbai has a lot to look forward to this September with NCPA playing host to some of the finest global artistes

Autumn's golden songs

When it comes to music festivals, India may not have its Glastonburys or Woodstocks yet, but it certainly seems to be on its way. The first half ...

The Bangala Table: Chef's Book of Secrets

The Bangala Table: The Flavours and Recipes from Chettinad joins the niche group of food books brought out by luxury hotels

The court and the classroom

With many schools abdicating their legal and ethical responsibilities towards students, the author lists down things to keep in mind for your ...

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Rado’s new DiaMaster range of watches

Timeless in ceramic

Rado's new DiaMaster range of watches surprises with its sleek design that vibrates with a traditional, classic appeal

A smart shirt to monitor heart rate

NTT I3 develops software for parent company's wearable electrodes fabric

Your Facebook photos may hold clues to your personality

The study was done by the department of psychology at the University of Wolverhampton

Dress dictators

With TNCA Club's dress code figuring in the Tamil Nadu assembly, clubs across India are under the lens for their archaic regulations

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Golden opportunities for war

The obsession with gold never really went away, for "movements in the price of gold may well suggest that investors, in their lack of faith in ...

Seoul survivors

The first third of The Birth of Korean Cool - probably the best part - reads like an owner's manual of how to be Korean

If it surprises, it must be Pakistan

Peter Oborne takes on established experts on South Asian cricket in an entertaining new book chronicling the history of cricket in Pakistan

Debating a Handbook

The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century is a real doorstopper. At 965 pages, it's meant to be all-inclusive. And, in this, ...

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Malavika Sangghvi

A new approach to spin
Malavika Sangghvi

That an actress could laugh at herself, take on her negative image with such panache and use humour so intelligently has made the clip an ...

Arundhuti Dasgupta

The crisis of identity
Arundhuti Dasgupta

Imagine a buzzer that goes off every time a part of the globe clashes over ethnic, religious or linguistic identities. Given the frequency and ...

Kishore Singh

Barefoot in the Alps
Kishore Singh

The Swiss have learnt to pronounce Paresh Maity's name almost as well as in his native Bengal. At Art Masters in St Moritz, Switzerland, his ...

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Chess (#1111)

The world chess title match has run into uncertainty with chances of the champion pulling out. The scheduled start is November 7, 2014, at the ...

Can Federer do it at the US Open?

Federer's advantage is his versatility. He can produce an ace when in trouble. But he has to watch out for unforced errors, which often are the ...

A bat with the cutting 'edge'

The Indian batsmen's slack technique may have led to another embarrassing series defeat abroad, but here is an interesting innovation that can ...

Chess (#1110)

Polgar will always be remembered as the woman who comprehensively broke the gender barrier

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Ford Endeavour

Beast on a time lease

The Ford Endeavour will be launched in an all-new version next year. In the meantime, here is the revamped SUV. Should you buy it or wait till ...

Mini Cooper Countryman: Stunning retro looks and luxury

The Mini Countryman may have its quirks, but its luxury quotient is unquestionable

Smart way out of the traffic mess

Ford challenges developers of apps to come up with solutions for monsoon driving in Mumbai and trauma victims in Delhi

The adventure bike for long-distance thrills

The Suzuki V-Strom is a sport tourer that capably takes on different road conditions

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D Shivakumar

Lunch with BS: D Shivakumar

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Vivek Gambhir

Coffee with BS: Vivek Gambhir

Godrej Consumer Products' MD revels in his 2-city life between Mumbai and Delhi

Zubin Irani

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...